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Stagecraft Week 10:  What's BACK there? 

(Costumes, Make-up, & Wigs)

November 2-6, 2020

Important terms are in RED.

Google Classroom assignments are in BLUE.

If ABSENT, you are REQUIRED to read / understand / do all activities posted for that day, even if it's not an "assignment".  

DAY 1:

1.)  Reflected on individual goal from LAST week.  (Be sure to answer the "end of week" reflection under Week 9 in your REFLECTION JOURNAL in Google Classroom.)  

2.) Chose an area (from the IB Learner Profile) to individually focus on this week.  (If Absent, be sure to complete this under Week 10 in your REFLECTION JOURNAL in Google Classroom.  Discussed the class focus of CREATIVITY for this week.

3.)  Discussed  next unit: WHAT'S BACK THERE (Costumes, Hair, Make-up)

4.) Watched a video (Working in Theatre: Costume Designer) and responded in Google Classroom REFLECTION JOURNAL (Journal Title:  Role of a Costume Designer) about 3 things you learned about the role and responsibilities of a costume designer from the video.

5.) Watched a video (Props of Hamilton) and responded in Google Classroom REFLECTION JOURNAL (Journal Title:  Props in Hamilton) about 2-3 things you learned about problem-solving with props from this video.

6.) Finished Props & SM Projects from last week:

  • Create a Groundplan of the OHS Stage (in 1/2 inch scale)

  • Create a Props Table with a partner (from a list assigned by Ms. Price)

  • Note:  ALL PROPS must be complete by NEXT class (for a grade).

DAY 2:

1.)  Watched a video (Costume Design in Phantom) and responded in Google Classroom REFLECTION JOURNAL (Journal Title:  Costumes in Phantom) about 3 things you learned about costume design from the video.

2.) Discussed the following:

  • What types of things, other than costumes, does a costume designer have to think about when designing costumes?

  • What is a "quick change room"?

  • What sorts of things (organization, etc.) did you notice in the quick change room?

3.) Watched a video (Costume Shop Manager) and responded in Google Classroom REFLECTION JOURNAL (Journal Title:  Costumes Shop Manager) about 3 things you learned about costuming that you were previously unaware of.

4.)  Watched:  Quick Changes - Mary Poppins  (2:06)

5.)  Watched:  Quick Changes - Groundhog Day  (2:21)


  • What specific things did you notice happening (with both actor and "dressers" during the quick changes featured?

  • What types of things would need to be considered or set up to do effective quick changes?

6.) Split into pairs/groups for our next activities:  Make-up & Quick Change

TEAM 1 (in Costume Room): 

  • Go to Costume Room (familiarize yourself with where things are located

  • Pull costume pieces on your list

  • Hang on rack

TEAM 2 (in Classroom):  

  1. Read:  Quick Change Stations (notice what needs to be prepped, and in what order, for a quick change)

  2. Set up: A potential quick change "station" (decide what you would need and where before brining in the costume pieces)

  3. Observe/READ each of the theatre make-up "Face Charts" below to learn about the basics of each type of theatrical make-up.

  4. Watch:  Creating Old Age Make-up (3:47) to learn the basics of how to do "old age" make-up.

  5. Decide:  Which of the following would you like to TRY in class:

  • Old age make-up​

  • Creating believable bruises and wounds

  • Vintage Glam (ex: 1940's pin-up style make-up)

  • Creating believable sick or ill looks


7.) Teams switched locations and performed tasks above.


Go Deeper (Optional):

Learn about Wigs & Make-up

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